Chief Radio is about to turn 1 year old and to celebrate one of the things we are doing is to broadcast live from the Biscuit factory on Anderson Place in Edinburgh. On the 1st of August, Kirsty Baird will broadcast her Rock the Care Homes show live from 09.30 and Kerry Thomson will be right behind her with her Beats show. At 12.00 upstairs at the venue Sing in the City will hold their Art exhibition. Members from the choir have been busy during the pandemic learning to try different things and art, drawing, painting and generally creative exercises are part of what they have been doing.
We will have prizes, raffles, friendship and community on offer and everyone is welcome.
Don't forget to book at table at the Biscuit factory for breakfast, lunch or drinks. More news and info to come for this event soon.
In April 2021 Chief Radio along with Sing in the City are having a 'Daunder' for Cancer Research UK. The charity itself are having a virtual Race for Life but for those listeners and members that can't manage a 5k, we decided to encourage a Daunder instead. We are setting our own target over the month and asking our friends and family to sponsor us.
Everyone has had a close on COVID19 for the last 12 months but we can't afford to forget about cancer and as we Daunder we think about the loved ones we have lost and who are still fighting their battle. Anyone wishing to support Chief Radio in raising money can do so here.
Kirsty made the front page of the Edinburgh Evening news thanks to Liam Rudden's story about her recent award (BEM) and her early days in music before Sing in the City and Chief Radio.Read the full article here
" You can't change the world sitting on your hands."
Kirsty was thrilled, surprised and humbled to be given the British Empire Medal in the New Years Honours. Read the full story here
One of the reasons Kirsty Baird set up Chief Radio was because she wanted a platform to feature and focus on the Scottish Chart. It seemed nobody was playing it. All the commercial stations in Scotland were playing the UK chart even though our Scottish one has been around since 1991.
We were the station that noticed that the chart had been removed and we asked the Official Chart Company, Kantar and Apple Music why it had been stopped. We started this petition.
This is now in the hands of our MSP's and we hope that we have better news in the months to come.
We believe that Scotland should have it's own chart. A more relevant chart that shows the music bought in Scotland. A chart that not only reflects the music that is being bought in Scotland but one that shows the talent that we have here north of the border and the talent from the rest of the world that we support.